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PR: Energy Efficient Crypto Robotina and Dubai as a Smart City Project

April 17, 2018 |

Energy Efficient Crypto Robotina and Dubai as a Smart City Project

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by Faith Obafemi
The analog life is no longer appealing. We all now wish for the smart, digital life to make everything easier, less expensive to manage and convenient. In a time when we’ve got smartphones, smartwatches, smart fridge, smart grids, smart TV and smart homes, why can’t we have a smart city?

Dubai will be blazing the trail as it becomes the first smart city running on blockchain and smart contracts. Imagine a city which is not only connected to the internet, but also ‘smart’ enough to process activities like visa applications and reach intelligent decisions. For a frequent business traveler, the long wait at the embassy will become history. Robotina, a Slovenia-based company, providing comprehensive automation solutions with an IoT focus, will be playing some big roles and laying down the tracks in this innovative transformation.

Ultimately, the goal is to have a city where activities are synchronized, making transactions within and without faster, with minimized errors and most especially, secure framework.

Robotina and its decades of operation in IoT industry

In operation since the 1990s, Robotina has a track record of successful projects in the AI, machine learning and IoT industry. The company has over 50 international employees spread across offices in each continent, and rendering smart services in over 27 countries. Robotina’s portfolio includes: manufacture, distribution, support and service for automation components and electronic devices.

One notable project in this regard is Robotina’s strategic partnership with Imdaad as far back as 2014. The partnership tasked Robotina with the duty of implementing Imdaad’s Network Operations Centre (NOC) project in the agency’s headquarters. Robotina was to commission the NOC project whose purpose was for remotely managing and monitoring other facilities under the operation of Imdaad. All materials and equipment needed for construction was to be supplied by Robotina.

Achieving the NOC commissioning involved joint investment by Robotina and Imdaad in the development of the necessary applications and business processes. Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO of Imdaad, had this to say about the partnership: “Our new joint venture with Robotina is an ambitious project which will enable us to remotely monitor and manage our facilities in addition to conserving energy, reducing operation cost, and improving overall energy efficiency.”

Lootah further said: “We have selected Robotina for this project because of their experience, range of products and solutions, and expertise in proving building management and automation solutions. We are confident that once operational, NOC will support the UAE’s vision of ‘green’ solutions for sustainable living as well as Dubai’s shift towards becoming a ‘smart’ city in next three years.”

Other smart building projects commissioned by Robotina include Dubai Customs and DP HQ, and now, with the ongoing Robotina crowdsale, plans are in place to expand operations that align with the goal of transforming Dubai into a smart city.

Imagine a city where the oversupply of energy is prevented because the smart power grids know just the exact amount of power to supply. Imagine a city where you know the exact right time to leave home so as to avoid traffic. Imagine a city where waste is not wasteful, but smartly recycled into other useful purposes, where one is able to have access to accurate information which aids the making of informed decisions, and where the economic risks for businesses and government are lowered.

Dubai isn’t the only city benefiting from Robotina’s 28-year expertise in AI technology, IoT manufacturing, energy control and management. More recently, in 2016, Germany, aiming to run on renewable energy in a couple of decades, tasked Hitachi Chemical & Co. and Robotina, with making this a reality.

While IoT is already making waves into our everyday lives through the numerous smart “prefixes”, it’s only a matter of time before we experience this on a governmental level, courtesy of Robotina.

Robotina Crowdsale
Robotina Whitepaper
Robotina Lightpaper(https://www.robotinaico.com/documents/Robotina_LP.pdf)
Robotina Concept Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HdECHzo4gs&feature=youtu.be&list=PLAo2Lrn-pjxgqEtqhZsgJSox8SeH3zCyO)

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PR: WBF – ‘Blockchain Set to Heat up Dubai’

March 20, 2018 |

WBF - 'Blockchain Set to Heat up Dubai'

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With less than a month to go, Blockchain enthusiasts move quickly to secure tickets to World Blockchain Forum Dubai, joining global crypto elite in the heart of the UAE. Final release begins April 1st.

The Keynote team returns to Dubai for their third year to host visionary leaders, inspirational speakers and enterprising investors from around the world at World Blockchain Forum. Presentations will address investing, innovation and global opportunities of blockchain and crypto-technology.

With this year’s direction setting WBF focus on ICOs, and from the continued success in Miami shared between Shopin, ImpactPPA and TaxToken, Victory Square will once again offer a $ 100k investment between the top three ICO pitch projects over the two day conference.

Renowned as the longest-running crypto-technology conference in Dubai, WBF will delve into the possibilities of blockchain technology, the impact of cryptocurrencies on global financial markets and the shifting landscape of ICOs. As Keynote’s reputation for delivering the finest crypto conferences continues to grow, exhibitor places are now limited and the conference agenda is at capacity.

WBF Dubai speakers include:
Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri – Dir. of Cybercrime Dept., Dubai Police HQ
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni – CEO, OTC Supply DMCC
Dr. Noah Raford – COO, Dubai Future Foundation
Halsey Minor – Founder, CNET and Uphold
Mohammed Shael Al Saadi – CEO of Strategic Affairs, Dept. of Economic Development
Veronica McGregor – Partner, Goodwin
Gabriel Abed – Founder, Bitt
Ola Oudin – CEO, BitOasis
Nick Spanos – Co-founder, Zap.org
Gabriel Kurman – Co-founder, RSK Labs
Jason King – Co-founder, Academy
Moe Levin – Founder, Keynote
Ruslan Gavrilyuk – Co-founder, Taas.fund

“We are thrilled to host another meeting of brilliant minds in the heart of the UAE and look forward to welcoming leaders of the crypto community from around the globe. Since 2015 we have been committed dedicating more resources to the UAE, to bring His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s blockchain strategy and vision to life,” said Moe Levin, Founder and CEO of Keynote.

Keynote has further announced an environmental partnership with Climate Futures, who have committed to offset all carbon emissions resulting from WBF Dubai. “We’re conscious that our global events are attracting more international travellers each year, so have decided to make 2018 the beginning of our contribution towards a healthier planet. Climate Futures will calculate the carbon footprint of WBF Dubai and offset this against one of their conservation or renewable energy projects,” said Lyndsey Robson, Chief of Operations at Keynote.

For a full list of speakers visit: https://dubai.keynote.ae/speakers/
Final release tickets can be purchased at: dubai.keynote.ae/tickets/

About Keynote
Keynote was launched in 2012 by blockchain strategist Moe Levin. Further information and details about Keynote and the event can be found at keynote.ae

For media inquiries, please contact Amandah Hendricks, Keynote’s Chief of Communications at amandah@keynote.ae

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This April the World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

March 14, 2018 |

This April the World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

This year the World Blockchain Forum, a two-day conference held in Dubai, will host an abundance of innovation that gives a glimpse towards the future of finance. The next-generation internet technology is set to transform the nation of Dubai as it aims to be the first blockchain-focused country by the year 2020.

Also read: ‘Cryptomatoes’ Using Excess Mining Heat to Grow Produce

Crypto-Infused Innovation Gathers in Dubai for the World Blockchain Forum

This April the World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai On April 16-17 at the World Blockchain Forum (WBF) in Dubai, many individuals and businesses will gather in the Gulf region to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions. Dubai hopes to be a leader within the blockchain realm worldwide, and by 2020 it will attempt to be the first blockchain powered government. This year the event will host an array of initial coin offering (ICO) pitches for those interested in the tokenized economy and revolutionary crowdfunding model.

WBF will have a vast amount of speakers from Dubai and all over the world. This includes the Director of the Cybercrime Department and Criminal Investigation Dept. at Dubai Police headquarters, Col. Saeed M. Alhajri, and the CEO of Strategic Affairs at Department of Economic Development, Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dr. Noah Raford, Netki’s Dawn Newton, the co-founder of Bitoasis Ola Oudin, Vanessa Grellet from Consensys, Binary Financial’s Harry Yeh, and many more special guests.

This April the World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Dubai is Embracing New Technologies Faster Than Any Other Countries

The event will have many exhibits featuring the innovative technologies such as bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and token sales. The event will host a large assortment of ICO pitches that will provide a glimpse at the red-hot crowdfunding model and some of the startups producing ideas that aim to innovate finance and many other business concepts. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Keynote Events, Moe Levin, who explains how excited he is about the third annual WBF in Dubai.

This April the World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai
The CEO of Keynote Events, Moe Levin.

“This is the third year we’re doing the event in Dubai — and the local community continues to grow, and more and more traditional investors are coming out of the woodwork,” Levin explains.  

What we see in the entire Gulf region is a huge demand for more information and, as is tradition in the region, they are embracing new technologies faster than any other countries, and creating frameworks and regulations to support new companies getting into the space.

Tickets to the WBF event in Dubai can be purchased today which provides access to the two-day conference, catering and breaks, access to the speaker hall and exhibits, and every attendee will receive a conference schedule. Residents from the Middle East and all over the world do not want to miss this conference that aims to give participants the educational resources to understand this emerging crypto-economy.

What crypto-conferences and blockchain events will you be attending this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com is a WBF sponsor and media partner.  


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PR: World Blockchain Forum Brings Global Blockchain Elite to Dubai

February 16, 2018 |

World Blockchain Forum Dubai

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Dubai, UAE

Following the historic response to sister event The North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami earlier this year, Keynote has released details of their World Blockchain Forum in Dubai, 16th and 17th April.

Known as a global centre for innovation and investment opportunity, Dubai provides an inspirational backdrop for the 3rd annual World Blockchain Forum. Visionary leaders, economic pioneers and enterprising investors from around the world will come together for one of the most exclusive events on the global blockchain calendar.

As the longest-running crypto-technology conference in Dubai, WBF will delve into the innovative possibilities of blockchain technology, the impact of cryptocurrencies on global financial markets and the shifting landscape of ICOs.

With more than 500 Bitcoin and blockchain innovators and investors expected to attend, WBF – Dubai builds on the success of similar events in London, Los Angeles and Chicago as part of the World Blockchain Forum. The two-day event focuses on the future of finance and investment, successful past and future ICOs, regulation & governance, and considers how decentralization continues to disrupt the banking sector.

“We are thrilled to host another meeting of brilliant minds in the heart of the UAE and look forward to welcoming leaders of the crypto community from around the globe. Since 2015 we have been committed to bringing more companies and dedicating more resources to the UAE, to bring His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s blockchain strategy and vision to life,” said Moe Levin, Founder and CEO of Keynote.

World Blockchain Forum Program Details
Held at the stunning Madinat Jumeirah overlooking the Gulf, this year’s internationally-acclaimed event speakers look at the ways in which vanguards, executives, and entrepreneurs can innovate the future of a new world economy.

Past WBF Speakers include:
Vitalik Buterin – Co-founder, Ethereum
H.E. DR. Aisha Bin Bishr – Director General at Smart Dubai
Patrick Byrne – CEO, Overstock & t0
Star Xu, CEO – OKCoin
Roger Ver – CEO, Bitcoin.com
Eva Kaili – Greece, Member of European Parliament
Charlie Shrem – Bitcoin Pioneer
Gabriel Abed – Founder, Bitt
Ola Oudin – CEO, BitOasis
Gabriel Kurman – Co-founder, RSK Labs
Ryan Taylor- CEO, Dash Core
Jason King – Co-founder, Academy
Moe Levin – Founder, Keynote
Ruslan Gavrilyuk – Co-founder, Taas.fund

For a full list of speakers visit: https://dubai.keynote.ae/speakers/
Tickets can be purchased at: dubai.keynote.ae/tickets/

About Keynote
Keynote was launched in 2012 by blockchain strategist Moe Levin. For further information and details about Keynote and the WBF – Dubai event, visit dubai.keynote.ae

For media inquiries, please contact Amandah Hendricks, Keynote’s Chief of Communications at amandah@keynote.ae

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amandah@keynote.ae
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Dubai Issues License to Cryptocurrency Firm

February 13, 2018 |

Dubai Issues License to Cryptocurrency Firm

The largest free economic zone in the UAE, with zero percent personal and corporate income tax, has started issuing licenses to firms trading cryptocurrencies. The first license has been issued to a gold trader that has recently started offering cryptocurrency services.

Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License

Attracting Crypto Businesses

UAE’s Largest Free Economic Zone Issues License to Cryptocurrency FirmThe Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai. DMCC Free Zone is the largest and fastest growing free economic zone in the UAE.

“We perform a range of roles which continue to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global commodities trade and DMCC as the world’s No.1 Free Zone,” offering zero percent personal and corporate income tax, the center’s website states. Today, more than 14,100 multinational corporations and startups call DMCC home, with almost 90,000 people living and working there.

UAE’s Largest Free Economic Zone Issues License to Cryptocurrency FirmThe Centre has started issuing licenses to allow firms trading in cryptocurrencies to operate from its free zone, Thomson Reuters Zawya reported on Monday.

DMCC’s executive director for commodities, Sanjeev Dutta, told the publication that the Centre is “beginning to facilitate” a market in cryptocurrencies which, he acknowledged, is unregulated. Citing that firms looking to set up in the zone would be considered on a “case-by-case” basis, he elaborated:

To me, what is important is the fact that you are still evaluating it as part of your innovation strategy. You are not saying ‘no’ to something. You are not saying ‘yes’ either, but you are exploring, so you are clearly ahead of the others when the time to make a decision comes.

Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

DMCC is a member of the Global Blockchain Council, which began as a Dubai Smart City project and has 46 member organizations globally today. The Centre’s director of innovation hub, Franco Bosoni, said that a global consensus is emerging which favors classifying cryptocurrencies as commodities, the news outlet detailed and quoted him explaining:

DMCC’s view is that these [cryptocurrencies] meet the test of a commodity. They’re priced based on supply and demand, produced and sold globally at a uniform quality and (are) indistinguishable between products.

Wai Lum Kwok, head of capital markets for Abu Dhabi Global Markets Regulatory Authority, told the publication on Sunday that the regulator is “reviewing and considering the development of a robust, risk-appropriate regulatory framework” for crypto exchanges and intermediaries. Emphasizing that no timeframe has been set, he added:

As we develop our framework, we will also want to check in and have the conversations with, for example, US regulators, Japanese regulators and so on and so forth, so that there is some alignment of approach to avoid any regulatory arbitrage.

First License Issued

UAE’s Largest Free Economic Zone Issues License to Cryptocurrency FirmThe first license for the Free Zone reportedly went to Regal Assets, a gold trader and storage provider with offices in the US, Canada, and the UAE. The company added cryptocurrencies to its product line at the end of last year, offering brokerage services and an insured, high-security cold storage service for bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, ethereum classic, ripple, and dash.

According to Bloomberg, “Dubai gold trader Regal RA DMCC is the first company in the Middle East to get a license to trade cryptocurrencies.” The news outlet quoted DMCC acknowledging in a statement, “The company will offer storage of bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies in a vault located in DMCC headquarters in Almas Tower in Dubai.”

DMCC Executive Chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem was quoted by the publication, “At the heart of DMCC’s long-term strategic growth plan is the use of technology and innovation to disrupt and connect new markets, industries and customers,” adding that “the announcement today embodies this approach.”

Do you think more crypto companies will move to this free economic zone? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Emirates airline buys 40 Boeing Dreamliners for $15 billion as Dubai Air Show opens

November 12, 2017 |

The biennial Dubai Air Show opened Sunday with hometown long-haul carrier Emirates making a $ 15.1-billion buy of American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, as the world’s biggest defense companies promoted their weapons amid heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Tourist Will Go to Jail for Brushing Man’s Hip at Dubai Bar

October 22, 2017 |

A Scottish tourist says he was just trying not to spill his drink while at a Dubai bar, and he’ll spend time in jail for it. The BBC reports Jamie Harron, 27, was handed a 3-month sentence for touching a man’s hip, something Harron says happened while he was walking…
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Meek Mill Shows Off New Girlfriend Partying in Dubai (VIDEO)

May 20, 2017 |

Meek Mill’s moved on from Nicki Minaj to another hot chick — looks like he’s got a type. The rapper showed off his new girlfriend — Nessa Colombiana — in a few vids of them partying Friday night in Dubai. Meek’s there with Nessa for Arab…

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Kim Kardashian Lets Loose in Dubai (VIDEO)

January 13, 2017 |

Kim Kardashian is worry-free in Dubai — with lax security and a fair amount of cleavage. Kim strolled through Atlantis hotel Thursday and for the first time in months, her security team was further than an arm’s length from her. She’s lost the…

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Kim Kardashian Off to Dubai Now that Alleged Robbers were Caught (VIDEO)

January 11, 2017 |

Kim Kardashian says the coast is now clear because cops in France have nabbed a bunch of people who allegedly robbed her … so she’s off to Dubai. Kim breezed through LAX with Scott Disick and 4 security guards for the 16 hour flight. As for why…

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